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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Review

A solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our review
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth
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Price:   $65 List | $64.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Inexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice quality
Cons:  Average juice yield
Manufacturer:   Hamilton Beach
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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  • Juice Quality - 25% 6
  • Soft Produce - 20% 5
  • Hard Produce - 20% 5
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 5
  • Cleaning - 15% 6

Our Verdict

Looking to try your hand at juicing but getting sticker shock from the models that cost hundreds of dollars? The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth isn't the best juicer that we tested, but it does a decent job across the board, all while retailing at a fraction of the price of the top models. This product is hands-down the best bang for the buck you can get when it comes to the variety of juicers on the market. While it might not be enough for the serious user, it is more than enough for most people and is our top recommendation when shopping on a budget.

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Pros Inexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityExcellent at juicing hard produce, easy to clean, great juice qualityExtremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensStrong motor is good for juicing hard produce, large pulp container, custom scrubber eases cleaningDual-speed, good with soft produce, good juice quality
Cons Average juice yieldSubstandard at juicing leafy greens, lackluster soft produce performanceSubpar at juicing hard and soft produceMinute yields with leafy greens, juice can be gritty and foamySo-so with carrots, beets, struggles with leafy greens
Bottom Line A solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our reviewThis machine earns our praise for delivering an excellent performance at juicing hard produceWhile this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budgetA premium model with a strong motor that is excellent at juicing hard produceIf you are looking for a solid all-around appliance that won't break the bank, we think this is a good option
Rating Categories Hamilton Beach Big... Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Juice Quality (25%)
6.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
5.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
7.0
Hard Produce (20%)
5.0
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Leafy Greens (20%)
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Cleaning (15%)
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Specs Hamilton Beach Big... Breville Juice Foun... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Model # 67601A JE98XL AMR521 67850 MU-100
Type Centrifugal Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 3 year 1 Year 2 Year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 9" x 16" x 17" 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 14.5" x 14.5" x 9" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? No No Yes No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes Yes, most parts Yes Yes Filter blade

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Big Mouth centrifugal juicer finished near the middle of the pack. It does a better job at juicing hard and soft produce than many and retails for less than half of other centrifugal models. This juicer is also slightly easier to clean and handles leafy greens more than adequately.

Performance Comparison


The Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth is a good bargain option.
The Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth is a good bargain option.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


This metric is the most important of the entire group. Our tests for this category compared the taste, texture, and consistency of three different juice recipes. The Big Mouth did quite well, holding its own with an above-average score.


For our first recipe — a concoction consisting of beetroots, carrots, apples, celery, cucumbers, and ginger root — the Big Mouth delivered a middle-of-the-road performance. It produced juice with great texture, but something about the taste seemed slightly off compared to the other models we tested. It was definitely palatable but wasn't our favorite. Our testers found it to be substantially less tasty than the beverages produced by some of the other, higher-quality juicers.

Our "Can't Beet It" recipe includes apples, celery, cucumber, beets...
Our "Can't Beet It" recipe includes apples, celery, cucumber, beets, carrots and ginger root. Such a variety of produce makes it a good testing ground for juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Big Mouth did much better in our second test, a recipe made up of romaine lettuce, apples, and oranges. The final drink was mildly pulpy but overall had a great texture and tasted fine. Our third drink for testing combined beetroot, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, and oranges. The mixture produced by this juicer was very tasty but had a slightly overpowering beet flavor. There was a decent amount of pulp, and the texture was a little on the watery side, but all in all, the quality was still above average.

Soft Produce


This metric focused on the actual yield when juicing various types of softer food and the quality of the juice generated. We used cucumbers, celery, apples, and oranges to judge performance.


The Big Mouth started off this metric with a solid performance at juicing cucumbers, tying for one of the higher scores. It generated an above-average yield of juice, exceeding the average by about 15mL, and produced only mild amounts of foam, though there was moderate amounts of pulp. Performance fell a little when it came to juicing celery, with the Big Mouth only producing an average amount of juice. This juice also had moderate amounts of pulp and foam and separated relatively quickly.

The Hamilton Beach did quite well at juicing cucumbers and celery.
The Hamilton Beach did quite well at juicing cucumbers and celery.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Moving on to juicing oranges, the Big Mouth failed to impress. It produced about 15mL less juice than the average with almost no pulp and a half-inch or so of foam on the top. It did a little better at juicing apples, but not by much. We finished with an essentially average yield of juice, but there was tons of pulp in the drink. The juice also rapidly separated, and there was a lot of foam on the surface.

We weren't fans of the apple juice produced by the Hamilton Beach.
We weren't fans of the apple juice produced by the Hamilton Beach.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Hard Produce


For this metric, we evaluated how well each juicer did at juicing sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets. We used an identical set of criteria as the previous metric to score performance, and the Big Mouth again delivered an average performance.


The Big Mouth started off this metric with a somewhat lackluster performance at juicing carrots, generating a less than average amount of juice with mild amounts of pulp. It did much better at juicing beets, actually earning one of the highest scores of the group. We received well above the average amount of juice with only mild amounts of pulp, though a decent amount of foam was created.

The Big Mouth created a bit of pulp and quite a lot of foam when...
The Big Mouth created a bit of pulp and quite a lot of foam when juicing beets.
Credit: Austin Palmer

We finished out our testing for hard produce with sweet potatoes and again got an admirably average performance. The Big Mouth yielded the amount of juice we got from most juicers in our lineup, with moderate amounts of pulp.

The Hamilton Beach delivered a middle-of-the-road performance at...
The Hamilton Beach delivered a middle-of-the-road performance at juicing sweet potatoes.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Leafy Greens


For this metric, we used spinach, wheatgrass, and curly-leaf kale for our assessments, again using the same criteria to assess the final product. Continuing its trend, the Big Mouth landed in the middle of the pack, though it had some highs and lows.


This juicer did amazingly well at juicing wheatgrass, earning one of the highest scores of the group and only outperformed by the best products in the lineup. The Big Mouth generated about 4.3mL of juice, well above the 2.5mL average.

The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass...
The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass, almost matching the performance of the Omega.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Unfortunately, performance dropped considerably when we tried juicing kale in the Big Mouth. It had a less than average yield, though there was only a minuscule amount of foam produced. This juicer also struggled with spinach, again having a lower than average yield, but this time producing about an inch of foam.

Juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for most juicers.
Juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for most juicers.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


For our final metric, we judged the difficulty in cleaning each juicer. We looked at each component, noting any difficulties we found in cleaning them, whether or not they are dishwasher-safe, and if a cleaning brush is included. The Big Mouth finished solidly in this area.


The Big Mouth does include a cleaning brush, but we didn't find it to be terribly durable, as it was already starting to lose bristles by the conclusion of our tests. However, the components are safe to clean in the dishwasher, and none had any areas that are a huge pain to wash by hand.

All of the Hamilton Beach's components laid out, with the majority...
All of the Hamilton Beach's components laid out, with the majority requiring cleaning after you juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Value


This juicer is a fantastic value, holding its own with models that cost hundreds of dollars more.

Conclusion


The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is the best bet for those shopping for a new juicer on a budget. It does particularly well at juicing wheatgrass and beets, makes tasty juice, and isn't a huge hassle to clean. Overall, it's not the best but usually retails for substantially less than the highest-scoring models.

The Hamilton Beach had an overall average performance for hard...
The Hamilton Beach was average when it came to soft produce.

David Wise and Austin Palmer

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